ERIC Number: ED352530
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun-25
Reference Count: N/A
Operation Soft Boot. Final Report.
Operation Soft Boot was a program designed to develop a computer literacy curriculum for use with adult basic education (ABE) students at their educational level. Computer literacy instruction included a review of the component parts of a personal computer system and their operation and a review of basic keyboarding skills. Instruction also included a review of computer uses in education and other areas such as business, with hands-on experience running various types of software. More than 20 currently enrolled ABE students received three 3-hour sessions in classes of 8-10 students. Students worked on both IBM-compatible and Apple IIe computers. Students who participated in the program exhibited none of the apprehension and resistance to computers common to such students; however, a defect in the program was the limited availability of computers outside class time. (The program report includes an outline of the computer literacy course, a multiple-choice test with answer key, a list of software used, and information sheets.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Adult Basic and Literacy Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: TIU Adult Education and Job Training Center, Lewistown, PA.